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bio website fiveminuteargument.com
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Jul
24
awarded  Caucus
Jul
24
awarded  Citizen Patrol
May
31
awarded  Scholar
May
31
accepted Use - or misuse - of ETags
Apr
17
comment Most used Free (a in Open) Joomla Extensions
Shame this was closed - it's a very good point (i.e. a big flaw of joomla), and I'd be interested in the answers! Please drop by and support the Joomla StackExchange proposal where you'll be able to ask this very type of question.
Mar
2
comment Use - or misuse - of ETags
No, that's what I thought. I may be oversimplifying the code, and/or missing something, but my testing seems to confirm the dodgy behaviour, and the 'etag = md5(URL)' code is there for all to see. This is joomla 1.5, btw.
Mar
1
comment Use - or misuse - of ETags
This is for dynamic content, assembled from files, and the database. It's a blanket policy for all URLs. This is quite a well known CMS, albeit not the latest version (but a version that is in widespread use)
Feb
29
comment Rendering IPA characters like 'ŋ' correctly
@paulmorriss: you also need to ensure you save your text file with the correct encoding
Feb
29
comment Rendering IPA characters like 'ŋ' correctly
The other advantage to using real unicode characters over character entities, of course, is that you can actually see the character when you edit your HTML later. With entities, you need to go look up the character to find out what it is. Personally, I hate viewing HTML full of character entities - it just breaks my reading flow. The only exceptions I make are characters that are very easily confused: various dashes and, of course, different forms of whitespace. The one advantage of entities is that they're portable across editors.
Feb
29
asked Use - or misuse - of ETags
Jul
20
awarded  Yearling
May
29
comment Old pages still appearing in Google?
410 is the most appropriate status code to return in this case
Dec
11
awarded  Quorum
Nov
10
comment Font resizing widgets: worth it?
I'm willing to bet there's a widget size that doesn't cover a large portion of the screen, and is also far more likely to be seen than the accessibility statement...
Nov
10
comment Font resizing widgets: worth it?
@neutron: I don't think any of us would argue that it's not preferable for every web user to fully understand how to use their browser. And it's admirable that you're helping to move the world in that direction. But the sad fact is that we're a long way off that ideal position, and - in the meantime - have to resort to 'fallbacks' so that no-one is left behind.
Oct
27
comment scorecardresearch dot com: weird tracking pixel
OK - I guess I was a little wary, but it's reassuring to hear that they're legit. I'll have to assume their tracking image is used for honest-to-goodness analytics. It's a bit concerning that these are different domains, and also that flash can - apparently - alter the DOM, but I know what I can do if I'm really bothered by it all :)
Oct
27
comment scorecardresearch dot com: weird tracking pixel
It's a site for which I'm the acting web developer. Someone, via our CMS, has added that flash onto the page, in order to display a 'slideshow'.
Oct
27
asked scorecardresearch dot com: weird tracking pixel
Oct
21
answered Why use HTML entities instead of just putting Unicode characters in HTML?
Aug
17
comment Tableless layout table generator
@igor please understand, I'm not saying your question is without value, just that it needs to be rewritten to be meaningful to a wider audience. One aim of the SE family of sites is to provide long-term, high quality content that can be reused and referenced (think wikipedia). This is an example of a question that would really benefit from an edit.